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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rick Santorum: No longer spreading, but I will say this about him...

Rick Santorum quits race... 


Rick Santorum left the Presidential race today, just days after he suspended campaigning to be with his daughter, Bella, who is ill... a move which really underscores - to me - the kind of father this man is. 

You have to respect that in the man. At least that's what I think...

Now, I will say this: I don't really support some of the very extreme positions Santorum espoused as a candidate, but I'll say this: He's a good and decent man, and a great father. He loves this country very much. And, he knows what he believes. He'll go to the mat for what he believes and because he's a fighter - and he is - he's made his party - the GOP - take a hard look at the things they say they believe, and the things which they've compromised on to reach a point where 'etch-a-sketch-as-the-wind-blows' politics have brought them what appears to be their 'best' chance to take on President Obama. 

Santorum has deep seeded faith, and that's admirable. You have to believe in SOMETHING in this life, and be ballsy enough to stand for it, regardless of what the world thinks, and Santorum has - and continues - to go to stay true to his internal compass... something that you can't say about Mitt Romney, who has already proven he'll say anything and do anything and spend whatever he can because he feels entitled to the highest office in the land. 

Anyway, this is about Rick and not Mehh...

I'm not a fan of Rick's politics, but am a fan of the man. And like my grandfather always said, it's about the person at the end of the day over the views of a political party. And Rick is a good man. I'd not vote for him, but I'd have a beer or two with him. 

I wish him the best as he continues to fight for what he believes and takes part in the discourse in our country. It's the diversity of opinions which makes this country so amazing... and while I don't agree with him very much, I'm glad he's brought his spirit to the conversation on this level. 

God bless your family and your daughter, Senator... father to father, I pray she gets well...